Suspension

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Shocks, struts, dampers, springs, etc.[edit]

How-To[edit]

Info[edit]

  • Part numbers for Euro Jetta sport suspension[vwvortex]:
    • Front
      • 1T0 413 031 DJ: sport shocks
      • 1K0 411 105 EQ: sport springs
    • Rear
      • 1K0 511 115 CE: rear springs, sport suspension
      • 1K0 511 353 P: stop buffer for sport suspension (133 mm), this part is in US catalog
      • 1K0 513 029 MF-: sport shock


  • Cut-away view of front suspension & steering:
    Front susp-steering 043.jpeg


  • Cut-away view of front suspension:
    Front suspension view.jpeg


  • Cut-away view of rear suspension:
    Rear susp 008 scaled 600 002.jpeg




Euro GTI springs[edit]

  • Euro GTI springs part numbers[vwvortex]:
    • Front: "1K0 411 105 GK, colormarks: 1 blue/1red/2green"
    • Rear (3-Door): "1K0 511 115 EA, colormarks: 1blue/1pink"
    • Rear (3/5Door?): "1K0 511 115 EB, colormarks: 1blue/1pink/1yellow"
    • Rear (Extra load?): "1K0 511 115 EC, colormarks: 1blue/1pink(purple)/2yellow"

Problems, Issues[edit]


Alignment: specs, etc.[edit]

  • Alignment specs from Bentley manual:
US Euro
Front Camber -30'   +/- 30' -44'   +/- 30'
Toe Out (with steering wheel turned to 20° left and right) 1° 38'   +/- 20' 1° 22'   +/- 20'
Caster 7° 34'   +/- 30' 7° 47'   +/- 30'
Front Standing Height 382 mm   +/- 10 mm 360 mm   +/- 10 mm
Rear Camber -1° 20'   +/- 30' -1° 45'   +/- 30'
Total toe (at prescribed camber) +10' +/- 12.5' +10' +/- 12.5'
Rear Standing Height 380 mm   +/- 10 mm 365 mm   +/- 10 mm
Standing height is measured from the edge of the fender (wheel well) to the center of the hub cap on the wheel.


  • PR number for Euro GTI front suspension is G08. Rear is 1JE (3-door).
  • PR number for US GTI front suspension is G11. Rear is 1JH.

Anti-roll bars ("sway bars"), braces ("stress bars"), etc.[edit]